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School Counselor, Part-Time 0.5 FTE (Alternative Learning Program) - ISD 917

Posted on 2020-03-23 4:12:48 PM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fisd917%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D1168&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd95b18ebe4df4c7ca63008d7cf6eeeae%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637205947682339545&sdata=p3Cks1SyknWp6dJaDNe%2FNbKSWQ7AV%2Bg6bvtkXRDdq7Q%3D&reserved=0> Date of Availability: 08/25/2020 INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 917 POSITION OPENING Date Posted: March 23, 2020 Position Title: School Counselor, Part-Time 0.5 FTE Assignment Location: Dakota County Area Learning School - South, Farmington, MN in the Alternative Learning<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2Fabout%2Fdepartments_services%2Falternative_learning__dcals_%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd95b18ebe4df4c7ca63008d7cf6eeeae%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637205947682349536&sdata=jI7J%2FRB4KQplRHErrz6AQ3W0dgaqe1qxqBwsJ2qUas0%3D&reserved=0> Program Hours per Day: 4.0 Schedule: 4 total hours to be determined, Monday through Friday, following the assigned school calendar Anticipated Start Date: August 25, 2020 Contract Length: 2020 - 2021 school year, continuing contract Salary: Per the teacher/licensed staff contract<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2FUserFiles%2FServers%2FServer_1174263%2FFile%2FTeachers%27%2520Contract%25202017-2019.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd95b18ebe4df4c7ca63008d7cf6eeeae%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637205947682349536&sdata=JNu4LdWZy63iTuHiJ5klRYhKrCEic6gDw12C0%2BhfKSA%3D&reserved=0> POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the supervision of the Principal, the school counselor for Intermediate School District 917&#8217;s Dakota County Area Learning School (DCALS) will play a vital role in providing a consistent, safe environment conducive to learning by providing counseling to students concerning attendance, enrollment, academics, scheduling, college and career opportunities and by providing counseling relating to interpersonal, personal, and family occurrences in accordance with each student's ability through the use of a variety of approaches. In this role, one helps model and encourage respect, communication, and competency during student work tasks and during socialization. Professionalism, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach are essential when working with students to ensure their safety and growth. The school counselor will be stepping into a team environment daily, where collaboration, communication, and adaptability are key to the success of the individual, the team, and the success of the students. The teacher role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Work cooperatively with teams to provide appropriate guidance for students; Consult with staff, parents, guardians, area schools, and other service providers to support with student needs. * Provide counseling to students in the areas of student enrollment and academic progress. * Facilitate gaining access to social services, community resources, and government agencies for students and families. * Maintain communication with members of the educational team concerning academic and behavioral progress and/or concerns, including attendance at Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and frequent collaboration with the social worker and/or counselor. * Complete student assessments and state-wide testing, such as ACT, ASV/AB, Accuplacer, MTAS, and others. * Promote, plan for, and participate in systematic measures for the creation of and continuation of positive, affirming and supportive school environments; Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment. * Establish and maintain effective work related notes, records, reports, data, and files. * Develop rapport with students and families in order to effectively communicate with guardians regarding student concerns, including truancy, and assist with truancy filing. * Participate in team/staff meetings as appropriate. * Comply with School Board policies and administrative practices, including those procedures outlined in the staff and student handbooks. * Use flexible thinking and adaptability to address student needs, including the use of small groups when appropriate. * Respond calmly during crisis situations, and when necessary support students and/or staff in times of crisis. * Support students and staff as a chaperone on field trips and by helping with classroom coverage when the need arises. * Contribute to a growing team and the continued development of the role of school counselor; Attend workshops; keeps abreast of current literature and studies. * Other duties, as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) licensure as a School Counselor (K-12). 2. Master's degree in counseling, or related field, and moderate experience working in human services, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3. Willingness and ability to work with students receiving a high-level of specialized services. 4. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, methods, and techniques used for assessing the needs of individual students. 5. Thorough knowledge of federal and state mandates and local procedures and regulations relating to social and community support programs. 6. Evidence of skills relating and communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 7. Working knowledge of social service and community resources and agencies. 8. Knowledge and previous experience in individual and group instruction and counseling. 9. Skill in completing due process paperwork and communicating with parents and other members of the educational team. 10. Efficient organization and time management skills. 11. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication with staff, students, and parents that is maintained during high-stress, conflict, and crisis situations. 12. Basic computer and email skills. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force. 2. Regularly requires sitting, standing, walking, speaking, and hearing. 3. Occasionally requires reaching, lifting, and repetitive motions. 4. Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities. 5. Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. 6. Locations are generally moderately noisy. DISTRICT PROFILE: Intermediate School District 917 provides students from our member school districts<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.k12.mn.us%2Fabout%2Four_member_districts&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd95b18ebe4df4c7ca63008d7cf6eeeae%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637205947682359530&sdata=4%2BN5QlVO3nrzSLF72VBTTfLDpg5MwufwSOOb7Osg0%2BU%3D&reserved=0> in the southeastern metropolitan area a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. ISD 917 also serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from. Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities. Application Procedure: Can be completed at https://www.applitrack.com/isd917/onlineapp/<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fisd917%2Fonlineapp%2Fdefault.aspx&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd95b18ebe4df4c7ca63008d7cf6eeeae%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637205947682359530&sdata=gq2wmPZF2ckeLdmCMlw8ZUCFJA2PYxD6YNFbjEaFgQk%3D&reserved=0> District 917&#8217;s Website: http://www.isd917.org/<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isd917.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd95b18ebe4df4c7ca63008d7cf6eeeae%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637205947682369524&sdata=cRV0esq7emV2nnUMh9BB3QR4WnEPkIYQcUAIfTBoSoY%3D&reserved=0> Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer Intermediate School District 917 uses the applicant tracking<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontlineeducation.com%2Fsolutions%2Frecruiting-hiring%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cd95b18ebe4df4c7ca63008d7cf6eeeae%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637205947682369524&sdata=PzYqO%2FgNxIRr9691tZCEAuGDxi2dogtvRTnJJdHXlu0%3D&reserved=0> system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online
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Date of Availability: 08/25/2020
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT 917
POSITION OPENING

Date Posted: March 23, 2020

Position Title: School Counselor, Part-Time 0.5 FTE

Assignment Location: Dakota County Area Learning School - South, Farmington, MN in the Alternative Learning Program

Hours per Day: 4.0

Schedule: 4 total hours to be determined, Monday through Friday, following the assigned school calendar

Anticipated Start Date: August 25, 2020

Contract Length: 2020 - 2021 school year, continuing contract

Salary: Per the teacher/licensed staff contract

 
POSITION OVERVIEW:

Under the supervision of the Principal, the school counselor for Intermediate School District 917’s Dakota County Area Learning School (DCALS) will play a vital role in providing a consistent, safe environment conducive to learning by providing counseling to students concerning attendance, enrollment, academics, scheduling, college and career opportunities and by providing counseling relating to interpersonal, personal, and family occurrences in accordance with each student's ability through the use of a variety of approaches. In this role, one helps model and encourage respect, communication, and competency during student work tasks and during socialization. Professionalism, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach are essential when working with students to ensure their safety and growth. The school counselor will be stepping into a team environment daily, where collaboration, communication, and adaptability are key to the success of the individual, the team, and the success of the students. The teacher role is performed following District policy and State/Federal Laws.



RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Work cooperatively with teams to provide appropriate guidance for students; Consult with staff, parents, guardians, area schools, and other service providers to support with student needs.
  • Provide counseling to students in the areas of student enrollment and academic progress.
  • Facilitate gaining access to social services, community resources, and government agencies for students and families.
  • Maintain communication with members of the educational team concerning academic and behavioral progress and/or concerns, including attendance at Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and frequent collaboration with the social worker and/or counselor.
  • Complete student assessments and state-wide testing, such as ACT, ASV/AB, Accuplacer, MTAS, and others.
  • Promote, plan for, and participate in systematic measures for the creation of and continuation of positive, affirming and supportive school environments; Help to maintain safety of all students and the environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective work related notes, records, reports, data, and files.
  • Develop rapport with students and families in order to effectively communicate with guardians regarding student concerns, including truancy, and assist with truancy filing.
  • Participate in team/staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Comply with School Board policies and administrative practices, including those procedures outlined in the staff and student handbooks.
  • Use flexible thinking and adaptability to address student needs, including the use of small groups when appropriate.
  • Respond calmly during crisis situations, and when necessary support students and/or staff in times of crisis.
  • Support students and staff as a chaperone on field trips and by helping with classroom coverage when the need arises.
  • Contribute to a growing team and the continued development of the role of school counselor; Attend workshops; keeps abreast of current literature and studies.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
 

QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  1. Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) licensure as a School Counselor (K-12).
  2. Master's degree in counseling, or related field, and moderate experience working in human services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Willingness and ability to work with students receiving a high-level of specialized services.
  4. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, methods, and techniques used for assessing the needs of individual students.
  5. Thorough knowledge of federal and state mandates and local procedures and regulations relating to social and community support programs.
  6. Evidence of skills relating and communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  7. Working knowledge of social service and community resources and agencies.
  8. Knowledge and previous experience in individual and group instruction and counseling.
  9. Skill in completing due process paperwork and communicating with parents and other members of the educational team.
  10. Efficient organization and time management skills.
  11. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication with staff, students, and parents that is maintained during high-stress, conflict, and crisis situations.
  12. Basic computer and email skills.
 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
  1. Occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force.
  2. Regularly requires sitting, standing, walking, speaking, and hearing.
  3. Occasionally requires reaching, lifting, and repetitive motions.
  4. Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
  5. Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
  6. Locations are generally moderately noisy.

 
DISTRICT PROFILE:

Intermediate School District 917 provides students from our member school districts in the southeastern metropolitan area a secondary education program, including Dakota County Area Learning Schools, which provide alternative learning programming both in-person and online to students in need of a positive, safe, and structured learning environment outside their resident high school, and Dakota County Secondary Technical Center, which provides technical education for high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.
ISD 917 also serves the low incidence needs of students receiving special education services from.  Students are referred to us by member school districts. Our programs and services include comprehensive options and efficient special education services that expand on what member districts may be able to offer students in their own schools. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 in a variety of different, specialized settings for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, mental health needs, those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and learning disabilities.

Application Procedure: Can be completed at https://www.applitrack.com/isd917/onlineapp/

District 917’s Website: http://www.isd917.org/
 
Intermediate School District 917 is an equal opportunity employer 


Intermediate School District 917 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online